Director of MU Reno-Tahoe John McKendricks and Awaken, Inc. saw some of the fruit of their labor this past week when Nevada's Governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill in support of sex-trafficking prevention. What began as an effort by Multnomah to minister to their community in Reno has continued to grow and flourish with real, tangible results in view. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Dr. Lockwood, General, Media, Students
Remember this casting call for Portlandia Season 3 filming on campus?
Portlandia TV Show Features Multnomah University Campus
Portlandia filmed a number of sketches for season 3 for two days this past summer and we had a blast. The Portlandia film crew and actors were some of the best people we've ever had the privilege of working with. It was great seeing Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen hanging around the Admissions Offices or sitting in the commuter lounge of the JCA or sweating it out for three hours with Dr. Dan Lockwood in a very hot Mitchell Library because the sound guys needed the AC turned off!
Categories: Alumni, General, Media, Seminary, Students
Church & State Conference
In anticipation of our upcoming election season, many Christians are asking "Is there a Christian way to vote?" This conference will go beyond the "Christian voter card" to considering holistic ways of bringing our faith to bear in the public sector. We will explore the relationship between church and state, seeking to develop a Christian ethic for life in the public square. Read the rest of this entry »
"A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling." – Psalm 68:5
In 2010 24.7 million American children lived in a biologically father-absent home. That equates to 33 percent of America’s kids living without a biological father in their household. Over twenty million lived with no father (biological, adoptive, or step). Father-Shift seeks to bring awareness to this epidemic and equip communities to bring healing and change to the fatherless landscape in our City. Some of our students and alumni are involved with this event and we at Multnomah thought it important enough to partner with the local churches to sponsor it the conference.
Categories: General, Media, Missions, Students
Special Screening To Raise Awareness
Multnomah University will be hosting a screening of the latest documentary from Invisible Children, a non-profit organization that seeks to stop atrocities committed by Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Central Africa.
New Student Orientation Video
Our students are hilarious. What better way to welcome new students but with a stereotypical "how-to" informational video that might be straight from the 1950's? What's more - it was 100% produced by current students. We just couldn't stop laughing. Enjoy!
Categories: Alumni, Dr. Lockwood, Faculty, General, Media, Missions, Pray For MU, Seminary, Students
Put A Lion On It!
Want to be an "extra" on the TV show Portlandia? Well, here's your chance to appear in a special filming on Multnomah's campus! You won't get paid, but you'll probably have a great day and laugh a lot...and there's the whole cool TV show thing...And yeah, we know it's weird to do this at a conservative Christian college. (Is that irony? Discuss.)
Categories: 75th Anniversary, Alumni, Books, Dr. Lockwood, General, Media
A Message from the Alumni Director
“How could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?” Genesis 39:9
I've been enjoying Dr. Lockwood’s book, Unlikely Heroes—Ordinary People with Extraordinary Faith, a Biblical and Personal Reflection on Hebrews 11. Through my read I’ve appreciated the opportunity of getting to know our president more. His unique blend of academic perspective and devotional application, as he identifies the cast of these Old Testament characters—simple, ordinary, flawed people living out extraordinary faith, has been encouraging. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: 75th Anniversary, Alumni, Faculty, General, Media, Students
Student Video Blooper Reel
If you've been reading, you know that we've done a series of videos to promo our 75th Anniversary Homecoming week (That's this week!). Here is the 3rd video below. It's not really a blooper reel as much as it was a trick question for the stars to get them all loosened up. Check out what happens when the director (also a student) tells them to say "Don't go to homecoming."